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A selection of french digital art festivals

Digital or media artworks were first exhibited in the 1990s within the context of electronic music festivals, which for a long time were the only venues where the general public could discover and experience sound installations as well as interactive and multimedia artworks, still underrepresented in galeries and museums. In the past decade, large festivals in France have also focused on digital arts. Here are just a few examples. ...

[Portrait] GRÉGORY CHATONSKY

Born in 1971 and with a strong theoretical background—philosophy, esthetics and visual arts at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne followed by Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)—Gregory Chatonsky belongs to the generation that began to explore the creative possibilities of computers and the Internet in the early 1990s. ...

[NYC] Arab summer closes at Babycastles Gallery

To many of us, the very title Assalamualaikum is more than a mouthful. Exotic and enigmatic, it tantalizes us with both the thrill of mystery and the threat of the unknown… unless, of course, you speak Arabic, in which case it aims to convey the “lived Muslim experience”. In the superficially controlled chaos that is New York City, people from all walks of life walk past each other every day, but non-Muslims can only imagine what it is like to live as one. ...

BSYNTHOME : genuine live cinema

Second part of Yro and Transforma’s Synthome cycle will be presented on 16 of september in Nantes during Scopitone festival. ...

The robot that can catch

Art-bot artists such as Bill Vorn or Morgan Rauscher can maybe take into account for their next works the new robot arm developed by Lausanne-based Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA) at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). ...

Media arts in retrospective at Tokyo’s ICC

On a Saturday afternoon in west Shinjuku, the corporate-sponsored NTT InterCommunication Center is hardly crowded. Like much of above-ground Tokyo, its interior consists of pristine white walls, orderly displays and impeccably polite staff. Yet unlike the nearby train station, the gallery space is quietly controlled, gently paced and altogether welcoming. Not quite media art for dummies, but wholly accessible. ...

Plastikman Bundle with Subpac system

Techno music pioneer Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman) is already known for his taste of using and developing new technologies during his live shows and DJ sets. ...

Light my bulb

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Museum of post digital culture

In 2013, symposium of post digital culture has gathered artists, sociologists and cultural philosophers to discuss the current state of contemporary cultural production in relation to new technologies. This event originates the Museum of Post Digital Culture, an online museum that firstable archives the symposium’s contibutions, but also gives a continuity to it. ...

Sound Ways Soundtrack

Collectif MU has created a new app, Sound Ways, for its summer project Bande Originale, a new geolocalized sound itinerary around Canal de l’Ourcq in Paris. ...

BAINS NUMERIQUES: connected territory

The Eighth Biennale Internationale des Arts Numériques of Enghien-les-Bains is a new occasion to underline stakes of “connected territory” at the city’s scale. ...

"Hackers on the Runway", conferences about luxury and digital

Hackers on the Runway Conference is an exclusive two days event taking place on July 1st and 2nd 2014, in Paris. This new global conference asks one key question: How can luxury thrive in the digital age? ...

[NYC] Eva & Franco Mattes: From Internet Ennui to the Dark Web

Remember the good old days, when the Web was gray, text was black Times New Roman, links were blue and you went to check your e-mail in a cybercafe? Then came color, blinking caps, animated .gif, .jpg, .mpg and .wav, not to mention fumbling, prepubescent javascript. Soon we spoke of Net Art, pioneered by mysterious artistic duos who hijacked HTML, subverted our expectations and operated under URLs such as jodi.org and 0100101110101101.org ...

Floating lights at MAPPING festival

Central location of the 10th Mapping Festival edition - Geneva’s key event within digital arts field -, the exhibition space of Le Commun offered an astonishing and immersive venture through a set of installations dedicated to floating and oscillating lights experiences, whether intense or more spectral. ...

Handmade cinema by Yro

Elie Blanchard, alias Yro, is a pionneer in audiovisual live, that he has promoted through Visionsonic Festival in Paris. He's specialized in objects' live handling. Public is in front of process and gesture that form pictures and sounds. ...
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